Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Halloween is almost here. The summer went by so fast and half the fall is gone. The leaves are beautiful right now, yellow, red and yellow. We drove up into the mountains the other day to see the leaves at their peak. It was breathtaking. It had been raining and the clouds were starting to clear. Once we reached the top of the mountain, the sun came out and a huge rainbow arched across two mountain peaks. Fall has always been my favorite time of year although I must say that this year has been a rainy one for the most part. We couldn't believe it when the sun broke through the clouds and shone on all the trees, the light bouncing off the unwordly colors.
All the kids are back in school here and the bus pulls up in front of our house every morning and the scene is reminicent of a George Romero film. The teens look like zombies, tired zombies. They walk as though they are shackled like Marley's ghost. I always chuckle at this and remember all those mornings dragging myself to school, those many years ago.
We bought a super sized bag of halloween candy from Hellmart and I've already eaten three Recee cups. I'm wondering if there will be anything left for the kids on Saturday.
My sister is dressing up as a dalmation for halloween and I am not going to be there. I wish she lived closer but at least I got to see her yesterday. We went out for pizza and ice cream. She was having some trouble with her ice cream cone and I tried to get her to eat it out of a little plastic bowl instead. The frustration was very visible on her little six year old face. I laughed and told my stepmom that sis probably wishes that I would let her eat her ice cream in peace. My sister looked up, her mouth covered in chocolate and said, "Yeah, exactly." Funniest moment of the day. Peace!